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International Health Insurance 2019: The Definitive iPMI Market Report

Leading international private medical insurance publisher iPMI Magazine is excited to announce the launch of “International Health Insurance 2019 - International Health Insurance for Expats, High Net Worth Individuals, 3rd Country Nationals, Domestic Nationals and Global Nomads: Volume 1, 2 and 3.  There are more opportunities than ever for insurers and brokers to sell health insurance globally to locals and internationals. The global demand for health insurance is rising fast; There are opportunities for...

05-04-2019 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine Reports

iPMI Magazine Executive Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With David Powell, CEO Global Solutions, UnitedHealthcare Global And Claude Daboul, Managing Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Europe

In this exclusive IPMI interview, iPMI Magazine speaks with David Powell, CEO Global Solutions, UnitedHealthcare Global and Claude Daboul, Managing Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Europe about their recent movement into Europe's IPMI market, including the launch of the new IPMI plan "BeHealthy". Please introduce yourself and role at United Healthcare:  David Powell: My name is David Powell and I am CEO of Global Solutions for UnitedHealthcare Global. I am responsible for leading customer-centric health care solutions for globally mobile populations, with members in over 130 countries. Previously, I was senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, responsible for market expansion and new market entry across UnitedHealthcare’s global businesses. I...

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Jerome Droesch, CEO, Cigna, MENA

In this iPMI Magazine exclusive interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Jerome Droesch, CEO, Cigna following his appointment as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. Firstly, congratulations on your new appointment and thank you for sitting down to speak with us. May you introduce yourself and background in the international medical insurance market? My name is Jerome Droesch. I am the CEO of Cigna for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. I started my career...

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Marco Giacomelli, CEO, Generali Global Health (GGH)

In this exclusive iPMI Magazine interview Marco Giacomelli, CEO at Generali Global Health (GGH) talks about going for growth and outlines how the Generali Global Health operation he established just four years ago is growing its reputation in the international PMI and health insurance space. In such a crowded market, what has been the main factor behind your success? One of the main secrets to our success is working very closely with our intermediary partners, in order to shape our products around our customers’ needs. We at GGH have built our whole organisation on the principle of customer centricity, and the feedback from brokers on the product benefits and...

iPMI Magazine Speaks With David Healy, CEO EMEA, Aetna International

Congratulations David on your appointment as CEO of EMEA for Aetna International. How are you settling into the new role? So far so good. The first impression you get of Dubai, apart from the sunshine and high-rise buildings, is the energy of the place. It feels like the pace is fast; it’s an engaging and high-energy business environment across all sectors. And a great multi-cultural environment in which to work. You really get a sense of the many nationalities that are here and the different business challenges that arise because of that. So I’m definitely excited to be based here. And I believe it’s a good opportunity...

iPMI Magazine Featured News Articles

Download Company e-Directory: iPMI - Assistance - Air Ambulance - Funeral Directors - Cost Containment - Claims Management + MORE

You can tell a lot about a business by the company it keeps and iPMI Magazine is proud to present the leading international medical payors and providers that assist with the cross border medical requirements of the global citizen. Uniting industry leaders under 1 roof the brand new iPMI Magazine payor and provider network directory delivers all the pertinent company intelligence your business needs to navigate the complex world of IPMI.     Enter...

04-04-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

AXA Global Healthcare Launches International Health Insurance Foundation Cover Level

AXA – Global Healthcare has expanded its international health insurance offering by launching its new 'Foundation' cover level. Now available to expats and travelers of all ages, it is designed to offer essential cover to those who want the reassurance of having fundamental medical cover in place while they are living abroad. Kevin Melton, Global Head of Sales and Marketing, commented, "Foundation has been launched as part of our product development programme, with the...

03-04-2019 iPMI Product News

Video: Paul Tidy COO Explains How Generali Global Health Works With Group And External Partners

Generali Global Health works with a variety of partners and providers around the world including providers from sectors such as air ambulance, assistance and claims management, plus brands like as Europ Assistance - to actively support members, wherever they are in the world. In this video Paul Tidy COO explains how Generali Global Health does that. For more details about Generali Global Health International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) plans, please visit www.generaliglobalhealth.com/our-plans To learn more about Generali Global...

01-04-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Healix International Offers Guidance For Employers With LGBT Employees Travelling To And Working In Brunei

In stark contrast to advances in LGBT rights being made around the world, the small oil-rich nation of Brunei is set to implement a new law next week that will make same-sex relationships punishable by death.  From 3rd April, any individual found guilty under the prescribed list of offences will be subject to stoning or whipping to death, in a strict interpretation of Sharia law. While homosexuality is already criminalised in...

01-04-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Global Market For International Health Insurance For Expatriates, Students And Affluent Residents Worth Around $16.5 Billion In Gross Written Premiums In 2018

According to new research published by Finaccord, the global market for international health insurance for expatriates, students and affluent residents was worth around USD 16.5 billion in gross written premiums in 2018 of which around USD 4.8 billion was due to new policies bought in 2018 itself. This total breaks down between around USD 12.4 billion to expatriates apart from students, around USD 3.3 billion to students and around USD...

01-04-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Measles Continues To Be A Threat To Workers Travelling Abroad

The latest World Health Report from Healix International reveals that cases of measles continue to rise around the world. With the number of incidents growing in key countries of interest for UK exports – including Poland, Romania, Italy, France and Slovakia as well as the Philippines which is a popular region for call centre outsourced services - the medical and security expert is urging employers to conduct thorough risk assessments...

21-03-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Protecting Field Workers During Emergency Response Programmes

Humanitarian field workers put themselves at risk every day, whether it’s delivering aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster, peace building in post-conflict countries or supporting refugees fleeing civil wars. They also operate in some of the most complex and challenging security environments globally, and are routinely exposed to extreme violence. And whilst many of the largest NGOs that implement aid programmes have a clear understanding of their duty...

21-03-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

Video: What Do UK Insurance Brokers Like About Generali Global Health Global Choice IPMI Plans?

In this video Generali Global Health New Business Development Manager Darren Fletcher explains how a flexible and modular product approach is really meeting the needs of IPMI insurance brokers and their clients. For more details about Generali Global Health International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) plans, please visit www.generaliglobalhealth.com/our-plans To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

18-03-2019 iPMI Product News

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Jerome Droesch, CEO, Cigna, MENA

In this iPMI Magazine exclusive interview, Christopher Knight, CEO, iPMI Magazine, sits down with Jerome Droesch, CEO, Cigna following his appointment as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. Firstly, congratulations on your new appointment and thank you for sitting down to speak with us. May you introduce yourself and background in the international medical insurance market? My...

18-03-2019 Executive Industry Interviews

HX Global - US Division Of Healix International Appoints Tim Crockett As Senior Vice President US Business Operations

HX Global, the Americas division of Healix International, has confirmed the appointment of Tim Crockett as Senior Vice President, US Business Operations. The appointment comes following recent structural changes made to support the company’s significant growth in the US market. Tim Crockett has been a vital part of the HX Global team since 2016, when he joined as Vice President of Security. In that role, he was tasked with designing and...

14-03-2019 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

Tunisia Travel Warning: State Of Emergency Has Been Extended For 2 Months

State of emergency has been extended for 2 months from 24 December until 21 February 2016. Further attacks remain highly likely, including against foreigners. Security forces are on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations. You should be especially vigilant and avoid crowded places over the holiday period, including around Mouled (24 December), Christmas and New Year.

If you choose to travel to or remain in Tunisia then you should check that your insurance policy provides adequate cover. You should be especially vigilant and follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities.

There are no direct flights between the UK and Monastir or Enfidah airports. There are daily Tunis Air flights from Tunis Carthage airport direct to London, and indirect daily departures with European carriers. Contact your airline or travel company directly if you have an enquiry about your travel plans.

If you need consular assistance (above and beyond travel information) you should contact the British Embassy in Tunis.

The Tunisian presidency announced on 22 December 2015 that the state of emergency imposed after a suicide attack on a police bus on 24 November would be extended for a further 2 months from 24 December until 21 February 2016.

The threat from terrorism in Tunisia is high. Further attacks remain highly likely, including against foreigners. Security forces are on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations. You should be especially vigilant over the holiday period, including around Mouled (24 December), Christmas and New Year. Avoid crowded places and follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and your travel company, if you have one.

A terrorist attack took place at Port El Kantaoui near Sousse on 26 June. Thirty eight foreign tourists were killed, including 30 British nationals. Further terrorist attacks are highly likely, including in tourist resorts, and by individuals unknown to the authorities whose actions may be inspired by terrorist groups via social media. On 17 November the Tunisian authorities announced they had foiled a major plot to attack ‘hotels and vital installations’ in Sousse. On 24 November a number of security personnel were killed in a suicide attack on a police bus on Avenue Mohammed V in central Tunis. A state of emergency was declared for 30 days from 24 November 2015. 

Since the attack in Sousse, we have been working closely with the Tunisian authorities to investigate the attack and the wider threat from terrorist groups in Tunisia. Although we have had good co-operation from the Tunisian government, including putting in place additional security measures, the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably, reinforcing our view that a further terrorist attack is highly likely. On balance, we do not believe the mitigation measures in place provide adequate protection for British tourists in Tunisia at the present time.

On 8 July, the Tunisian Prime Minister stated publicly that further attacks were likely. The Tunisian authorities have increased their security measures but have also acknowledged the limitations in their ability to counter the current terrorist threat.

International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) For Tunisia

Take out comprehensive travel and international private medical insurance before travelling to Tunisia, to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad or emergency repatriation and evacuation. Be sure to read the small print of all iPMI policies before you purchase. 

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Global movement is booming. According to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), international tourist arrivals reached 1.4 billion at the end of 2018: two years ahead of forecasts. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) predicts a rise of more than 6% in corporate travel spend this year. And UNWTO anticipates that, by 2030, five million people will be crossing international borders for leisure, business or other purposes - every single day. But what are the trends shaping the assistance needs of international health and travel insurance policyholders...

Why Do Expats Fear Coming Home?

Living the expat dream is a lifestyle choice that many people would seize if they had the opportunity. The chance to experience different cultures, climates and lifestyles is a prospect too exciting to ignore, and with international travel and trade opening up employment opportunities across the globe, the global expat population is estimated to rise from 66.2m last year to 87.5m in 2021.    But what happens when the adventure comes to an end and it’s time to go home? For many, it’s an experience which can prove...

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By Jonathan Bancroft, Managing Director of Traveller Assist. For insurance underwriters, travel insurance brands and assistance providers with risk exposure in Nepal, a recent announcement by Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, of his intentions to bring those responsible for a multimillion dollar insurance fraud scam to justice, is welcome news. After a 12-month insurance fraud investigation by Traveller Assist into helicopter charter companies and hospitals in Nepal, and following a subsequent 60-day investigation by the Tourism Ministry, 17 companies were named and are expected to be charged in...

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